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Octuplets' Hospital Fined Again

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The California Department of Public Health has again fined Kaiser Bellflower Hospital in Los Angeles for violations of the privacy of octuplets mother Nadya Suleman and her children.

The hospital was fined $187,500 two months after the department hit it with a $250,000 fine. Both fines relate to unauthorized accessing of the family's medical records in January. Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente, which owns Bellflower, self-reported the initial violations and self-reported additional violations as an internal investigation continued.

In total, 27 employees have been disciplined, resigned or were fired.

--Joseph Goedert

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